The Great Treasure – transcript of the podcast

The Great Treasure – edited transcript of the Podcast Will: Good morning. Thanks for joining me. Make yourselves comfortable. This is a little story by Zen Master Seung Sahn in the book, Dropping Ashes on the Buddha. It’s called: The Great Treasure. When Dae Ju first came to Zen Master Ma-jo, the Master asked him, “What do you want from me?” Dae Ju said, “I want you to teach me the Dharma.” “What a fool you are!” said Ma-jo. “You […]

Embracing Change – Accepting Uncertainty

Will: Good morning.  Nancy and Michael are here with me today. This morning I thought I would bring up embracing change. So is it really possible to embrace change? Everything is always changing. What is there to embrace? I was browsing through the opinion section of the New York Times and I saw an old article in there that said if you want to save your marriage, embrace change. Well, that’s a can of worms, we won’t go there. I […]

Saving All Sentient Beings

Featured image: Ascetic Sumedha and Dipankara Buddha –by By Hintha – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

The Dreamer’s Dream

When you are identified with the dream, you don’t know you are dreaming. If you are not identified with the dream, you know you are dreaming.


Our attachments… Zen is a direct experience, it is not some ideology or escape from reality.